Online Professional Development

Preparing Educators for Success in a Virtual World

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Problem of Practice

A problem of practice is to ensure educators have the skills, knowledge, and understanding to experience success with online learning in order to achieve the intended goals of the professional development.

Research Question: How can we prepare educators for successful online professional development experiences?

The Goal of Professional Development

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Questions to Consider

•What qualities do educators have who are successful in completing online professional development?

•What scaffolding should take place to ensure educators have successful experiences with online learning?

•How should online professional development be structured to ensure participant success with both online learning and the intended goals of the professional development?

•How can formative assessments be used to monitor progress and adjust online instruction to meet the needs of participants?

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